Killora Bay | Lara Maeseele with Tanner Architects

2021 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

2021 Tasmanian Architecture Awards: People's Choice

Killora Bay | Lara Maeseele with Tanner Architects

residential architecture | houses (new)

On the slope above Killora Bay, overlooking the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, we have conceived a seasonal holiday home for a young family and their friends. The house siting and form is heavily influenced by its delicate environmental setting. The approach to the house is from down-slope, through dense forest and undergrowth. The house emerges through fragmentary glimpses, as a monumental and elemental built form.

The exterior is durably and directly detailed, clad in bushfire-resistant and locally sourced Silver-Top Ash, stained dark. Glazing is set flush to the façade, reflecting the surrounding white gum forest. The exterior cladding continues as a lining into this entry area, concealing joinery elements within the depth of the walls and easing the transition between interior and exterior.

Killora Bay | Lara Maeseele with Tanner Architects | Photographer: Adam Gibson


Lara Maeseele in conjunction with Tanner Architects


Tim Watson + Driftwood Workshop | Builder

Tim Watson (Aldanmark) | Structural Engineer

Adam Gibson | Photographer

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